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Caustic Soda takes gruesome, morbid & creepy topics and breaks them down with equal parts science, comedy and pop culture.

Caustic Soda takes gruesome, morbid & creepy topics and breaks them down with equal parts science, comedy and pop culture.
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Vancouver, BC

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Caustic Soda takes gruesome, morbid & creepy topics and breaks them down with equal parts science, comedy and pop culture.

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English


Episodes

Caligula, Part 1 of 2

2/15/2016
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Kevin, Toren, and Joe discuss Evil Dude in History Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, aka "Caligula". Part 1 of 2 -- the early years and rise to power.

Duration:01:03:47

Golems

10/31/2015
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Author Don Debrandt joins Toren, Kevin, and Joe to discuss golems of all varieties in our 2015 Hallowe'en special.

Duration:01:22:37

Time Travel, Live at VCON 40

10/26/2015
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While Toren and Kevin were at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival, Joe was at VCON 40 talking "Time Travel" with Eric Fell, Barbara Beall, Joe Haldeman and Mr. Dr. Greg Bole!

Duration:01:10:23

Special Blend with Jeffrey Combs Live at HPL Film Festival

10/19/2015
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Celebrated actor Jeffrey (Re-Animator, Star Trek DS9) Combs joins Toren, Kevin and guest-host Warren Banks to talk bad books, space warfare, ghosts, film set accidents, plus a very special Lesser of Two Evils!

Duration:00:57:28

Science Denial

10/12/2015
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Joe, Kevin, and Toren discuss the denial of Galileo's look-for-yourself findings, Ebin Byers' "Radithor" addiction, "Deutsche Physik", yet another evil tobacco cover-up, AIDs denialist Christine Maggiore, the Flat Earth Society, climate denial and conspiracy theories.

Duration:01:28:45

Prisons, Part 2 of 2

10/5/2015
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Toren, Kevin, and Joe continue discussing Prisons with Riker's Island, Diyarbakir Prison, Gitarama Central Prison, Camp 22, The Shining Path, For-Profit Prisons and the Kids for Cash Scandal, plus news and pop culture! The post Prisons, Part 2 of 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration:00:53:39

Josef Mengele, Part 2 of 2

9/21/2015
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Kevin, Toren and Joe continue their look at the Nazi doctor Josef "Angel of Death" Mengele with his post-war movement plus news (yes, news!) and pop culture. The post Josef Mengele, Part 2 of 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration:00:55:48

Deserts

8/24/2015
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Joe, Toren, and Kevin discuss the science and history of deserts, animal desert adaptations, the desert ordeals of David "Jack" Sillito, Noel St. Malo Juul, and Chris Ryan, what happens when the "Marathon des Sables" -- a Sahara-based ultramarathon -- goes wrong, plus news and pop culture. The post Deserts appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Special Blend with Richard Harmon

8/3/2015
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Actor Richard Harmon from "The 100" joins Kevin, Toren, and Joe for a special blend of caustic subjects: Killer robots, cockfighting vengeance, mascot murder, enslaved Thai fishermen, the youngest cryogenic subject ever, polar bear vs. dolphin, sourtoe cocktail, and sewer-water-beer! The post Special Blend with Richard Harmon appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Mountain Misadventure, Part 2

7/26/2015
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Corpses on Everest, Everest Day, Beck Weathers' survival story, plus pop culture. Part two of two. The post Mountain Misadventure, Part 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Mountain Misadventure, Part 1

7/20/2015
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Altitude sickness, frostbite, Ötzi the mummy, the Murder Wall, andother mountaineering deaths. Part one of two. Music: "Marching 'Round the Mountain" by Pete Fountain Images The post Mountain Misadventure, Part 1 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration:00:55:31

HIV/AIDS, Part 1

6/22/2015
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BJ Allan joins us to talk about the science and history of HIV and AIDS. Music: "I'll Never Be the Same Again" Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra Charity O' The Week:Doctors Without Borders Links Giant Microbes - HIV A Timeline of AIDS Images Videos The post HIV/AIDS, Part 1 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Cinematastrophes – Brain Damage & Street Trash

6/15/2015
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Toren, Joe, and Kevin are joined by The Greatest Movie EVER!Podcast's Paul Chapman for a special "Cinematastrophe" episode, where we force ourselves to review the most caustic cinema we can find. In our inaugural episode it's two 80's horror comedy classics: Brain Damage and Street Trash. This is just us, a webcam, and some editing right now. With your help we can do more! Support us at patreon.com/causticsoda. Images Videos http://youtu.be/f1Csvo7GqHw The post Cinematastrophes – Brain...

Bones

6/8/2015
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Joe, Kevin, and Toren are joined again by Dr. Rob Tarzwell for another Caustic Anatomy Class, this time on bones! We look at the structure and evolution of bones, the world's biggest, smallest, and most-broken, several weird bone diseases, the Oddfellows' closeted-skeletons, plus news and pop culture! Music:"Dem Bones" byFred Waring & his Pennsylvanians Links Watch Happy Days on Hulu Richard III Death Blow Lost Skeleton of Cadavera on YouTube Heal Yourself Skeletor Images Videos...

Wildfires

6/1/2015
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Allan Newell joins us to discuss the science and historyof wildland fires including the Ash Wednesday bushfires, the PeshtigoFire, The Big Burn, the Great Miramichi Fire, Black Saturday, and theKursha-2 Fire. Also - fire tornadoes! Music: "Settin' the Woods on Fire" by Hank Williams with his Drifting Cowboys Images Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnvWW4kYhnk The post Wildfires appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Sexism, Part 2

5/18/2015
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Who's taking the red pill? Debunking sexist evolutionary psychology, sexism in science, menstruation, sexual assault victim blaming, women in refrigerators, the Bechdel test plus Star Trek! With Dr Jenna, Deanna and Jarrah. Part 2 of 2. Music:"Never Trust A Woman" byRed Foley Charity O’ The Week:International Planned Parenthood Federation Images The post Sexism, Part 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Sexism, Part 1

5/11/2015
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Dr Jenna Moccia returns with special hosts Jarrah Hodge and Deanna Ogle for a particularly hysterical look at sexism. Part 1 of 2. Music: "Sobbin' Women" by Howard Keel et al Charity O' The Week:International Planned Parenthood Federation Links Gender Focus Trekkie Feminist Behind The Photo That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever Images The post Sexism, Part 1 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Ivan the Terrible, Part 1

4/27/2015
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Kevin, Toren, and Joe are back with more Evil Dudes in History. This time it's Russian Tsar Ivan IV Vasilyevich: "Ivan the Terrible". InPart 1 we talk about the early years and middle years of this outrageous tyrant. Content warning: Ivan's not keen on consent. Music:"A Thousand Fists" byThe Darkest of the Hillside Thickets Images The post Ivan the Terrible, Part 1 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Alzheimer’s Disease

4/20/2015
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Dr. Rob joins Joe, Toren and Kevin to look at Alzheimer's Disease and dementia.We look at dementia through history, how shockingly recently we'veunderstood that this is a disease at all, signs of Alzheimer's, fake bus stops, the "Dementia Village" of Hogewey, plus pop culture! Music:"Non Dementicar" byNat King Cole Links Folding @ Home Dementia and Alzheimer's Care Hogewey Barkerville DeadAtNoon.com Living with Alzheimer's Part 1 Living With Alzheimer's Part 2 Images Videos...

Garbage

3/23/2015
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Landfills, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, crap on Mount Everest,Smokey Mountain, garbage around the world and trashy history. Plus popculture! Music:"I'm Waiting for the Junkman" by Ella Fitzgerald Images The post Garbage appeared first on Caustic Soda.